Ban Pa Thung Ancient Style Woven Cloth Center
Ban Pa Thung Ancient style Woven Cloth Center Located at 32, Moo 2, Huay Haeng Sub-district, Ban Rai District of Uthai Thani Province, Ban Pa Thung Ancient Style Woven Cloth Center is a center for traditional style textile of Lao people who migrated to Thailand. Their weaving styles in Sinhs skirts, loincloths, bags and cloths to wrap around the Nak’s head have been being inherited over generations. Weaving was the traditional occupation of Ban Pa Thung women. It was a small activity of the housewives who adapted the ancient hand weaving style into modern clothing. With their delicate handicraft skill, they have made their handicrafts become very well-known. The group was initiated in 1995 by Thonglee Phumpol, the group’s president who came up with the idea to create a group of agriculturist women that can create something during the free period after the harvest. The women’s weaving group under the Royal Project was created. They produce textile products with domestic materials and sell these unique Ban Pa Thung’s style silk, clothing and handicraft products. In 2002, Ban Pa Thung Ancient Style Woven Cloth Center was established to collect and to sell textile products which are the works of the women’s weaving group. Nowadays, the products of Ban Pa Thung are popular among both Thai and foreign tourists. The foreigners are especially impressed by the uniquely beautiful pattern of Thai fabric which reflects the delicateness of Thai people. From domestic weaving in the past to weaving business nowadays, the women’s weaving group is a way to conserve ancient style woven textiles and generate income to the village. The quality of Ban Pa Thung Ancient Style Woven Cloth Center’s products is guaranteed. The ancient style textile of the center received many awards such as Best One Tambon One Product and the award from UNESCO. The famous product of the center is the Before Marriage bedding set made from cotton dyed from local natural material. The fabric is woven in Phaya Naga Loi Nam pattern because the Naga is highly worshipped by the ancestors and also the villagers are partly Lao, the race that have a bond with the Naga. Those who are interested in ancient style textile can visit the Ban Pa Thung Ancient Style Woven Cloth Center and contact for more information at 089-270-9683.